Radlett Lawn Tennis & Squash Club

The Radlett Lawn Tennis and Squash Club
425 Watling Street
Radlett, Herts, WD7 7JG
Tel: 01923 854523  
Email: admin@rltsc.co.uk

Charity number: 1117605

Junior Squash

Radlett Ladder Herts and Chiltern Rankings
Charity Graded Tournament Junior Squash Calendar

The Radlett Junior Squash Club was set up in 2002 and is run by England Squash (Level 2) county coach Julian Craxton on Sunday afternoons, assisted by world top 150 players Ondrej Uherka (Czech number 2) and Rui Soares (Portugal number 1) as well as Middlesex coach Pat O’Keeffe and with some of the older juniors and parents helping out. Several of the players assist the coaches as part of their Duke of Edinburgh programme. The season runs from early September through to the end of April with the Sundays split into 2 sessions: beginners at 2.30 and middles/seniors from 3.30 until 5pm. The cost is £8 per week (non-members £10, but are encouraged to become members after a few introductory lessons).

The Sunday sessions involve a mixture of coaching, group mini-leagues and matches against other clubs. There is an internal squash ladder which is updated every week to add a friendly but competitive element to the games!! Many of the juniors are involved in Herts County Squash, representing the county and training with the squads, and two former Radlett juniors, Angus Gillams and Joe Green went on to be professionals, reaching world rankings of 62 and 105, respectively. Radlett regularly hosts the Herts U-9 +U-11 County Championships in September and field a number of junior teams in the U11, U13 and U19 divisions that are always very competitive, even to the extent that within a single season they have actually won all six of the Herts inter-club leagues: U11 div 1, U11 div 2, U13 div 1, U19 div 1, U19 div 2 and U-19 div 3.

Since the club’s inception, there have been over 80 popular graded tournaments held with up to 60 players taking part each time. At each event a raffle for charity has been held with a total of around £10,000 raised; currently we are supporting C.R.Y. (Cardiac Risk in the Young). In 2011, Radlett hosted, for the first time, a junior + parent tournament which proved a popular addition to the squash calendar.

Half-term and holiday courses take place regularly with all standards welcome.

New members are welcome at any stage of the season!!

To register your interest email contact Julian Craxton